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What to Consider with Digital Cameras

Sep 12, 2008
It seems that every month a manufacturer is releasing a new digital camera packed with an obscene amount of features, this fact puts the consumer in a great position as far as customer selection and price is concerned, however how about when a person wants to buy a digital camera? How are they supposed to make a selection with so much competition?

Most people will go to the mall, splash out their hard earned cash on a state of the art camera with around 10 Mega pixels, with 2GB removable memory and many adjustable setting and different scene modes and in general an abundance of features. We often make this selection because the manufacturer of whom we are buying from comments on that particular camera being the best in the market, and of course we want the best in the market so we make the selection and part with our money, however then a few months later the same manufacturer releases a brand new digital camera and then comments on that model being the best in the market. This then tends to confuse us and or anger us.

The most important feature of a digital camera is the mega pixel count, a higher mega pixel count will result in higher quality pictures when you enlarge picture for printing, so basically if you have a high mega pixel count, when you enlarge a picture you will get a lot more detail and in general a less blurry image. One mega pixel is the equivalent to one million pixels. Therefore the actual resolution of your image is determined by the mega pixel of your camera.

A good digital camera will nearly always have a large LCD screen to help you frame your subject without you having to use the view finder. A large LCD is also very useful when reviewing images, LCDs come in different sizes and come as large as 3 inches in the present day. The zoom feature is also very important and is an important aspect to consider. Some digital cameras have both digital and optical zooms. Obviously the higher the optical zoom the better. Optical zoom is always better than digital zoom. Optical zooms between 3x and 10x is the normal range to choose from.

Another important feature of a digital camera is the memory. Some older digital cameras will have internal memory, however you will find that modern cameras will come complete with a memory card which of course you can remove and replace when necessary.

The key point to finding the best digital camera is to find one which suits your lifestyle, do not be swayed by any reviews or the manufacturers statement. Simply research and compare. Remember that knowledge is power and should be used in this instance.
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Adam Westrop has a passion for delivering key information and showing the best prices on the Canon elph digital camera range
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